Thomas W. Spoehr served for over 36 years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General. He is an expert on national defense policy and strategy, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on defense strategy, budgets and equipment modernization.
Lieutenant General Spoehr’s articles and commentary have been published widely in both civilian and military media and he is often called upon to provide expert commentary and analysis.
His early military service included operational assignments ensuring Army and joint forces were proficient in countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) which consists of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons.
As one of the Army’s foremost unformed experts in this area, Lieutenant General Spoehr, served as the Commandant of the U.S. Army CBRN School, with the responsibility for the policy, training and strategy for this critical area.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Spoehr serves as director of Heritage’s Center for National Defense where he is responsible for supervising research on matters involving U.S. National Defense.